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Wikidata:Property proposal/BioStor work ID

BioStor work IDEdit

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Creative work

Descriptionidentifier for a work in the BioStor digital library.
Data typeExternal identifier
Domainscholarly article (Q13442814), book (Q571), chapter (Q1980247)
Allowed values[1-9]\d*
External linksUse in sister projects: [ar][de][en][es][fr][he][it][ja][ko][nl][pl][pt][ru][sv][vi][zh][commons][species][wd].
Planned useAdd scientific articles with BioStor ids to Wikidata, add BioStor ids to works already in Wikidata that are also in BioStor.
Number of IDs in sourceApprox 200,000
Expected completenesseventually complete (Q21873974)
Formatter URL$1


BioStor (Q18586574) is an archive of open access works, most articles, extracted from the Biodiversity Heritage Library (Q172266)(BHL). Some of these articles exist in other repositories or are available from commercial publishers, but many are only available through BHL and BioStor. There are links to BioStor-hosted articles in both Wikispecies and Wikipedia, so adding BioStor ids is also relevant to the WikiCite project's goal of adding all works cited by the various Wikipedia to Wikidata. Rdmpage (talk) 14:04, 7 June 2018 (UTC)


  •   Support. A vital resource in its field, used widely on Wikipedia and Wikispecies, and useful for WikiCite. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 15:14, 7 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Andrawaag (talk) 18:13, 7 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support This has my whole hearted support as it would make it much easier to interlink the older biodiversity articles I use in my wikiwork. Ambrosia10 (talk) 19:27, 7 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Domain-specific identifiers for scholarly works that lack DOIs strikes me as an excellent idea.—DarTar (talk) 20:07, 7 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support A very useful proposal to improve identification and citation of older publications on natural history topics Uncommon fritillary (talk) 20:31, 7 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support (external identifier) John Samuel 22:31, 7 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support - 2600:1700:BEB1:3198:AD9D:1CA1:45B1:C9D3 00:38, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Andrew Su (talk) 06:49, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Egon Willighagen (talk) 07:25, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support. YULdigitalpreservation (talk) 12:27, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support. Mr. Fulano! Talk 00:34, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support. Jheald (talk) 18:47, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support @Rdmpage: I hope this helps us to provide more references for scientific names and taxonomic treatments. Regards --Succu (talk) 19:26, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Makes good sense. --Daniel Mietchen (talk) 22:47, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

@Rdmpage, Succu, Andrawaag, Andrew Su, Uncommon fritillary, Mr. Fulano: @Ambrosia10, DarTar, Pigsonthewing, YULdigitalpreservation, Jheald, Daniel Mietchen: @Egon Willighagen:   Done: BioStor work ID (P5315). − Pintoch (talk) 09:20, 14 June 2018 (UTC)